Paula is the Director of ESG Research and Engagement at DSC Meridian Capital where she is responsible for integrating ESG within the investment process and leading DSC Meridian’s engagement with portfolio companies on ESG matters.
Prior to her role at DSC Meridian, she served as Director of Sustainability and Impact for Inherent Group from 2017 until January 2020. She worked across the investment team to integrate ESG into the firm’s investment process and engaged with companies on financially-material ESG issues.
From 2007 through 2015, Paula was vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation where she established and led the global social responsibility function for the company and integrated key ESG issues into operations. She also led engagement efforts on a range of sustainability issues with host governments, NGOs, investors and other external stakeholders.
Prior to joining Hess, Paula was senior director of strategic health partnerships for Pfizer Inc where she set global access strategy and led the design and implementation of global health programs and policies for the company and its foundation. She also represented Pfizer on social investment and global health issues with investors, the media, public officials, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, NGOs, and other external stakeholders.
Paula holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degrees from New York University and the New School University.
Paula serves on the Board of the Access to Nutrition Foundation. She is also on the University of Wisconsin International Division’s Advisory Board and is an Advisor to the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Paula was a member of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Leaders Forum and is active in the Long Term Strategy Group where she serves on the Executive Pay Principles Working Group. She also served on the Executive Council for Development and as a Senior Associate with the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).